The 8-Bit Book - 1981 to 199x ... available now from Golem Books!

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Re: The 8-Bit Book - 1981 to 199x ... FOREWORD BY DAVID BRABEN!!

Post by neuromancer » Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:16 pm

Hi Andrew,

I pre-ordered ages ago - how much will the hardback 'upgrade' be? :D

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Re: The 8-Bit Book - 1981 to 199x ... FOREWORD BY DAVID BRABEN!!

Post by Antiriad2097 » Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:20 pm

Put me down for the hardback regardless of cost.

One question remains: Once I have the Spectrum and 8 bit hardbacks, when can I upgrade my C64 one?
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Re: The 8-Bit Book - 1981 to 199x ... FOREWORD BY DAVID BRABEN!!

Post by boggyb68 » Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:15 pm

Have pre-ordered... really looking forward to reading this.... in fact I'm quite excited about it really... :)

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Re: The 8-Bit Book - 1981 to 199x ... FOREWORD BY DAVID BRABEN!!

Post by nick_h » Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:35 pm

Just ordered mine ! Will I get a chance to upgrade to the hard back or am I too late ? Congratulations on becoming a Dad :-) It really is thye most amazing thing that will happen to you in your lifetime. My only advice. Make the most of it while you can !! My little girl is now nearly 4. Those 4 years seem to have passed bye in about 2 weeks !!

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Re: The 8-Bit Book - 1981 to 199x ... FOREWORD BY DAVID BRABEN!!

Post by andrew_rollings » Thu Jun 04, 2009 4:58 pm

Everyone that's pre-ordered the book will get an email as soon as I've figured out how to handle the 'upgrade' process :)

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Re: The 8-Bit Book - 1981 to 199x ... FOREWORD BY DAVID BRABEN!!

Post by pforson » Fri Jun 05, 2009 6:37 am

Fantastic news. Post on here when you've emailed out so I can check all my mail accounts. I'll defo upgrade :)

Any chance of the same happening for the C64 book?
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Re: The 8-Bit Book - 1981 to 199x ... FOREWORD BY DAVID BRABEN!!

Post by andrew_rollings » Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:09 am

Everyone who has pre-ordered so far will get a free upgrade to hardback (if they want) as a way of saying "Thanks".

(note: if you ordered more than one, only one of them will be upgraded).

I'm not sure what the exact upgrade price will be for everyone else, but I expect it to be of the order of a tenner...


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Re: The 8-Bit Book - 1981 to 199x ... FOREWORD BY DAVID BRABEN!!

Post by pforson » Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:20 am

AWESOME!!!! :):):):)
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Re: The 8-Bit Book - 1981 to 199x ... FOREWORD BY DAVID BRABEN!!

Post by Mayhem » Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:21 am

Just as well I put my pre-order in yesterday then! Had been meaning to earlier but just rather forgot about it until the "reminder"...
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Re: The 8-Bit Book - 1981 to 199x ... FOREWORD BY DAVID BRABEN!!

Post by nick_h » Sat Jun 06, 2009 1:04 pm

andrew_rollings wrote:Everyone who has pre-ordered so far will get a free upgrade to hardback (if they want) as a way of saying "Thanks".

(note: if you ordered more than one, only one of them will be upgraded).

I'm not sure what the exact upgrade price will be for everyone else, but I expect it to be of the order of a tenner...


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Hey thats very kind ! What excellent customer service ! Cant wait to get what I'm sure is going to be a classic read ! atb, Nick

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Re: The 8-Bit Book - 1981 to 199x ... FOREWORD BY DAVID BRABEN!!

Post by andrew_rollings » Fri Jun 12, 2009 3:32 am

Aaaand... It's off to the printers... Next stage is the proof review, and then - if all goes well - the printing!

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Re: The 8-Bit Book - 1981 to 199x ... FOREWORD BY DAVID BRABEN!!

Post by Eric » Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:01 am

What will be the books size - width & height? - and will it by shiny :) (glossy)

Pre - ordered, but price for postage was a bit of a shock.

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Re: The 8-Bit Book - 1981 to 199x ... FOREWORD BY DAVID BRABEN!!

Post by andrew_rollings » Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:24 pm

Eric wrote:What will be the books size - width & height? - and will it by shiny :) (glossy)

Pre - ordered, but price for postage was a bit of a shock.
It'll be a shade under 6x8"...

And yeah, sorry about the postage... It's shipped from the States, and the exchange rate isn't great right now :(

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Re: The 8-Bit Book - 1981 to 199x ... FOREWORD BY DAVID BRABEN!!

Post by jerellis1 » Mon Jun 15, 2009 11:51 am

Another exciting moment: Andrew Rollings has just updated the Hiive Books website with some tantalising snaps of the initial proofs!! Check out the Author Diary section for a sneak peek! :)

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Re: The 8-Bit Book - 1981 to 199x ... FOREWORD BY DAVID BRABEN!!

Post by jerellis1 » Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:52 am

Sincere apologies for bumping my own thread yet again, but I just had to mention that Andrew Rollings brought the proofs round to my house the other evening and everything is looking FANTASTIC!! We will be giving the printer the go-ahead this coming Thursday and then it'll be just a couple of weeks or so before we have the books in our hands at last, ready to dispatch to our wonderful pre-ordererererers.

Once the book is 'out there' I'll be taking a few weeks off before diving into my next project, which I hope to have completed in time for Christmas 2010. In the meantime, thanks to all who have ordered the book so far, and please don't forget to tell everyone you've ever met about it as we're entirely dependent on word-of-mouth when it comes to shifting these lovely tomes!

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